Connected for Business. Connected for Living.
Connected for Skills.

There are many great reasons to choose Taunton as the place to base your business, from its accessible location to the kind of lifestyle that our lovely town and surrounding areas can offer the whole family.

Connected for Business

Connected location

Taunton is the best connected place in the South West for business, living and skills. We are at the heart of the region, with excellent road and rail links to the South East and Midlands, as well as international links via Exeter and Bristol airports.

Quality business space

We have a wide range of business premises on offer, including modern office spaces, purpose built industrial units and elegant offices in historical buildings. Compare the cost of our premises with Exeter, Bristol and London, and you’ll be very pleasantly surprised. We are also looking to the future and have a range of new business parks planned and under construction. Find out more about business premises in Taunton.

Strong business community

Our business community is thriving, with dynamic, supportive business networks and a wide range of places to meet and do business. Find out more about Taunton’s Business Community.

Wide range of sectors

Taunton is home to a diverse selection of businesses, from micro businesses to global corporations. We are proud that many sectors choose to base themselves in Taunton, including hi-tech, scientific and advanced industries, professional services and health care.


Taunton Deane Borough Council have a dedicated team aimed at helping businesses. We offer free, confidential advice and can give advice on funding, relocation, premises and introduce you to networks, supply chains and local agents. Contact Taunton’s Business Development Team. 

Hinkley Point Nuclear New Build

The creation of the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C is an £18bn investment in the Somerset economy and will open up new opportunities the area – Taunton is set to become a major business centre for Hinkley related businesses and suppliers and is only 30 minute drive from the site.

Taunton offers the best of both worlds, combining superb natural surroundings with a thriving centre, a great quality of life and space for businesses to grow and prosper.

Connected for Living

Garden Town

We are the first Garden Town in the South West, an accolade that reflects our commitment to placing the environment and community at the heart of development.  For Taunton, it is about creating an even better place for people, communities and business to live, work and prosper. Find out more about Taunton’s Garden Town plans.


Taunton offers an enviable lifestyle, where culture, art and community are surrounded by natural landscapes and open, public spaces.

Schools and Colleges

Part of the vision for a Garden Town is to ensure that the community has good access to education and training to put people on the best possible path for a successful career. Taunton hosts some of the best secondary schools in the UK, including seven first class Academies and four very high quality independent schools.

Connected for Skills

Skilled workforce

Taunton is home to a skilled local workforce, with qualifications well above the national average. With a plethora of high performing schools and colleges, the arrival of the new University for Somerset will also help cement Taunton’s reputation for educational excellence. Find out more about education in Taunton.

A Vision for Taunton

We are ambitious for the future of Taunton, with a comprehensive programme of developments planned. This includes upgrades to infrastructure, further business parks and plans to further enhance the town centre with walkways, cycleways and a cultural quarter. Read about Taunton’s Vision here.

Contact us: We have a dedicated team, set up to help businesses in Taunton. Please call us on 01823 356489 or send us a message.

most competitive district in the Heart of South West

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep

times the national average cycle to work in Taunton

Taunton boasts a strong mix of both national and diverse smaller independent shops, hotels, eateries and entertainment venues, and excellent local and national transport links.